Schools warned

Malaita education authority has issued an ultimatum advising all schools operating under its authority to retire reports of how they spent their school grant before the 2014 academic year ends. Principal education officer of the Malaita provincial education authority Richard Hou in an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday said the authority is serious…

Our embassy in Jakarta opens

The country’s tenth foreign mission in Indonesia was officially unviwled by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo yesterday in Jakarta, Speaking at the opening Mr. Lilo said the opening marks an important day in the relationship between Solomon Islands and the Republic of Indonesia. He described the opening very unique as it marked a new and…

POB wants to make banking easier

ONE of the aims of the newly established bank in the country – Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) is to ensure people of Solomon Islands can enjoy a more affordable service. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an interview last week, the bank’s chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala said since last year there were some…

Narasirato promotes local culture abroad

The country’s top panpipes group the Narasirato fortnight ago highlighted the country’s culture through music at the Fuji rock festival in Japan. With their unique cultural style of music, sounds and dancing the group performed at the city of Naeba. Their participation was based on are quest from the Fuji rock festival organising community. The…

Many homes without water

MANY homes and schools in West Honiara are without running water for over five days now. Since late last week, many homes from Rove down to White River have been facing acute water shortage. Speaking to this paper in an interview yesterday an elder from Rifle Range community Peter Tamana said whole of the areain…

PM meets Indonesian president

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Sir Chan supports APS with $30k

Interim president of United Democratic Party (UDP)has handed over a cheque of thirty thousand dollars $30,000 to support the infrastructure development of the Auki Primary School (APS) in Malaita province. The cheque was handed over to the APS deputy headmaster (Primary Division) Mr Raphael Angi’i by representatives from the UDP Billy Kwasaimanu and the UDP’s…